Space Center Houston celebrates and informs about space exploration, and it is one of the area’s must-see sites. Still, I keep talking to locals who have never been or who haven’t visited in over a decade. It’s time to visit again! I have been there numerous times in the past couple years, and there’s always something new that catches my attention.
Currently, you can see a shuttle craft carrier aircraft with a replica shuttle as soon as you pull into the museum’s parking lot. These will be featured in the museum’s Independence Plaza, which is under construction now and scheduled to open next year.
If that site doesn’t impress you, it’s a safe bet that at some point you’ll be awed by what you see at the Space Center Houston.
It might be when you get to touch a moon rock.
Or when you see the shuttlecraft Galileo from Star Trek.
It could be when you see real spacecraft like the Gemini V.
I recently watched the TV version of The Astronaut Wives’ Club, so it was especially interesting to see information about the early days of the space program and pioneering American astronauts like Alan Shepherd and Gordo Cooper.
It’s really something to see the different space suits and other clothing worn by astronauts.
It was also awesome to see a Stellar Science Show with Rad Rhonda. Trip was even called up to stage to volunteer. So fun! (And educational!)
During my most recent trip, I did not take the tram tour. But, I know that’s pretty awesome too! It takes visitors to see the historic mission control, anastronaut training facility, and the Saturn V Complex.
In the interest of full disclosure, my significant other works at the Space Center.